Implementation of CRYSTALS-Kyber Post-Quantum Algorithm Using RISC-V Processor

Ahmet Celik*, Fatih Yilmaz, Mehmet Anil Korkmaz, Berna Ors

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) has gained prominence due to advancements in computing, particularly quantum computing. As quantum computers pose a potential threat to traditional encryption algorithms, the development of PQC algorithms has gained momentum. CRYSTALS-Kyber is one such algorithm developed in this era. This paper presents an acceleration approach for the CRYSTALS-Kyber PQC algorithm using a RISC-V core, specifically the Ibex core. The acceleration strategy involves a three-pronged approach: analyzing code profiling results, incorporating custom hardware into the hardware architecture, and simulating the results. Notably, this work introduces an innovative approach to run and accelerate the CRYSTALS-Kyber algorithm using a core-only implementation, eliminating the other microcontroller hardware to reduce the used area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICECS 2023 - 2023 30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnosapiens for Saving Humanity
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350326499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2023 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Dec 20237 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameICECS 2023 - 2023 30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems: Technosapiens for Saving Humanity

Conference

Conference30th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2023
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period4/12/237/12/23

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Keywords

  • Accelerator Design
  • CRYSTALS-Kyber
  • Keccak
  • PQC
  • Post Quantum Cryptography

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